Following the petitioner’s claim of the finding of a Shivling in Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi after the conclusion of the court-monitored survey, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said the structure is not a Shivling but a fountain.
“It is a fountain, not ‘Shivling’. Every masjid has this fountain. Why the claim was not raised by the commissioner of the Court? The order of sealing the spot is a violation of the 1991 Act,” Owaisi said.
“If it happens like this then all fountains of the Taj Mahal must be shut down. BJP wants to take the country back to the 1990s when riots ensued,” he added.